KRANJ PHOTO FEST 21, photo festival

Kranj Foto Fest is a new photo festival in Kranj, Slovenia, addressing the challenging topic of isolation/freedom. From the festival website:

Exploring critical issues of our era, the Kranj Foto Fest attempts to bring together a range of different perspectives from emerging and established photographers and visual artists from all over the world.

The city of photography pioneers: it was exactly here, in this alpine scenery, that in 1842, Janez Puhar – a priest, poet, scientist and the first Slovenian photographer – created a unique process of photography on glass. The hyalotype (or puharotype in his honor) generated a positive image with a short exposure of only 15 seconds, allowing Janez Puhar to make portraits and reproductions. Because of this invention, Kranj conquered a spot on the world map of the very beginnings of photography buildup.

Having this remarkable historical context as a backdrop, the Kranj Foto Fest has been created to celebrate photography and its significance. The program, curated by a team of experts, includes exhibitions, talks, workshops, masterclasses, projections and portfolio reviews taking place in the scenic old town in the summer.

The typography uses Wesna, for the visual identity. A circle-shaped uppercase “O” was designed for this project; the logo also uses Wesna’s alternative form for “J”.

Typeface: Wesna
Design: Jernej Kejžar
Year: 2021

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